Cracking atmosphere here, my nerves are shot, need kickoff ASAP. Not sure how much I'll be able to say in this thread outside HT and FT but will welcome all contributions throughout as ever
All set for #LEIvSR, #RugbyMastodaoine?
Just posted our final preview pod of the season, video to follow soon > https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/harpinonrugby/episodes/252--Harpin-Preview-Show-Champions-Cup-Final-e24b9jf
Back in the Aviva again. Looking forward to some excellent cup rugby again. With a derby twist. Bring it on.
Feel free to leave your thoughts throughout as you see fit.
This could be a tricky one for Leinster with all the other things going on, looking forward to some tries this evening at the Aviva, do join the conversation here if the mood takes you.
Just posted our #LEIvTLS wrap, with topics including...
🏉 W6N, Challenge Cup review
🏉 Toulouse's 6/2 gamble
🏉 Porter/Neti incidents
🏉 ⭐otM contenders
🏉 Save the date May 20
At my seat with just ten mins to kickoff, more nervous by the second, this promises to be a classic hope it's one I'll remember well!!!! Throw in your own two cents on the thread as the modd takes you we'll read them out on Sunday's pod
Just posted our #LEIvTLS preview pod > https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/harpinonrugby/episodes/246--Harpin-Preview-Show---Leinster-v-Toulouse-e236683
Video version will be on our YouTube channel by Friday evening
For our YouTube bonus clip this week we looked at the highlights from Leinster's URC regular season campaign > https://youtu.be/bb2aGUE6a0w
Just posted our #LIOvLEI wrap pod including...
🏉 Women’s rugby ongoing issues
🏉 4 proud top 6 provinces
🏉 Lions’ YouTube moments
🏉 Sam & The Next Generation
🏉 Yellows? Inexperience? Altitude? Pah!
Bring forth the Rhys Ruddock All Stars!!!
Looking forward to this.
Tom outlines Leinster’s manipulation of the Tiger's defence on Friday...
Just posted our #LEINvLEIC wrap with topics including...
🏉 The FULL “Leinster’s success” debate
🏉 Tigers’ odd game plan
🏉 Shorthanded strength
🏉 Manipulating defences
🏉 Just the JOB
Both teams at the Aviva Stadium on Friday put on a decent demonstration of dealing with the high ball...
Got to D4 early as you do. Need another patient performance tonight mistakes will be punished.
ICYMI here's our preview > https://youtu.be/ct5r0Z3P_zM
Do join the conversation in this thread, we'll read out the full time takes on Sunday's pod
Just published our #LEINvLEIC preview in pod form > https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/harpinonrugby/episodes/240--Harpin-Preview-Show-LEINvLEIC-e21sab7
YouTube version to follow soon
For our latest Throwback Thursday we’re only going back a year to the 2021/22 #HeinekenChampionsCup quarterfinal at Welford Road, and the fact that they played us this recently is one of many reasons why they cannot be taken for granted on Good Friday > https://harpinonrugby.com/2023/04/06/throwback-thursday-last-years-qf-v-leicester-tigers/
Our bonus clip : "Harpin' On...Ryan Baird" > https://youtu.be/Tq9FzALTQXQ
Just posted our #LEIvULS wrap pod > https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/harpinonrugby/episodes/239--Leinster-v-Ulster-wrap-e21k1k7
🏉 Munster & Connacht
🏉 Rampagin’ Ryan B
🏉 Pearce’s pockets
🏉 Ulster’s approach
🏉 Patience not panic
Just published our #LEIvULS preview show in pod form > https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/harpinonrugby/episodes/238--Harpin-Preview-Show-LEIvULS-e21f4sl
You Tube version to follow later
A bit later than usual after technical issues, we just uploaded this week's wrap pod featuring #LEIvSTO > https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/harpinonrugby/episodes/237--Leinster-v-Stormers-wrap-e217hu3
🏉 The 12 Point Wind
🏉 Storming start
🏉 Harry’s Kicking Game
🏉 “Back-man Turner Overdrive”
🏉 Best. Draw. Ever.
Wow. Guess there was 12 points in that wind after all. Great match, delighted with our fightback, delighted to gain an extra point on them at the top, that was a proper battle from start to finish.
Would very much like to face them again this season.
Here at the RDS ready for kickoff, watching the reigning URC champions warm up, still annoyed I'm not talking about Leinster when I say that - big, big challenge for the boys tonight. Points spread has gone down from 10 to 6 to 4 since just before the teams were announced.
:eave your thoughts here if the mood takes you...
Just posted our #LEIvSTO preview show, video will be out in the morning
Just posted the latest 80+ column including...
🏉 FANZO Guinness Pint Predictor League result
🏉 Charity raffle for Sexton’s Grand Slam jersey
🏉 Irish Grand Slam negativity
🏉 World Rugby’s blueprint
🏉 “and much much more”
Just posted our #IREvENG wrap...
🏉 Canned Ham 🆇
🏉 Bland Jam 🆇
🏉 Planned Spam 🆇
🏉 Brand Pram 🆇
🏉 Gran’s Lamb ✅
Trust me it will be very rare that I will help send #RugbyMastodaoine back to the birdhouse but this is a notable exception.
Introducing the inaugural game of Virtual Rugby between Welsh and Irish Twitterati, as created by @RugbyKino > https://twitter.com/RugbyKino/status/1636804675188949014?s=20
Just posted a bonus pod looking ahead to Georgia v Portugal and all the RE Championship finals this weekend > https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/harpinonrugby/episodes/233--The-Rugby-Europe-Championship-finals-e20he0l
Just posted our #SCOvIRE wrap pod with topics including...
🏉 New Ball Gate
🏉 Super Mack
🏉 Hooker jobsharing
🏉 A Shot of Whiskey
If you told me half an hour ago I'd be raging we missed out on a BP try at the end Id have laughed. Hansen worthy PotM yet while Murray has had a great Championship I still feel JGP's introduction made the difference. What a second half from a patchwork fifteen. Scots were shell shocked.
Ringrose a big, big worry hope it's not as bad as it looked.
On to the Aviva next Saturday.
Will be leaving the odd comment here if you'd like to join the conversation, will read full time thoughts out on the pod. Come on Ireland!
#SCOvIRE #GuinnessSixNations #RugbyMastodaoine #ShoulderToShoulder
The latest Harpin Preview Show looking ahead to #SCOvIRE > https://youtu.be/ZNQTN8z5dn8
Just posted our #SCOvIRE preview in pod form > https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/harpinonrugby/episodes/231--Harpin-Preview-Show---SCOvIRE-e206fev
...the video will follow later on our YouTube Channel
Our weekly 🏉 ➕ 📺 graphic, the full list will be on the site soon.
Just posted a bonus pod featuring a panel covering all 4 provinces
"The 6N 2-rounds left panel"
🏉 The 2023 6N so far
🏉 Ireland’s “work-ons”
🏉 Expectations for Rds 4&5
Just published our #EDIvLEI wrap pod > https://anchor.fm/harpinonrugby/episodes/229--Edinburgh-v-Leinster-wrap-e1vtfbl
Loads of tries but I was most impressed by our defence after the break. That Kearney wonder finish came off a scrum advantage Edinburgh gave up and they really should have gone for the set piece because the turnover was almost inevitable. Penny a worthy PotM but Harry B and Liam T also strong contenders. Hope the knocks and scrapes arent too bad. #RugbyMastodaoine
Well that was eventful to say the least. Delighted to be ahead on the scoreboard. Once we're in their 22 we look like scoring but same applies at the other end. Harry running the backline smoothly when allowed to. Lot of rugby left in this one. #RugbyMastodaoine
Will be following the match here if you'd like to join the discussion.
Script? What script?
Crazy half. Overall our defence was good but this Italian team knows how to punish mistakes and that's why it's close. Thankfully we've been even more clinical with the ball and should be able to see this home if we can keep things simple. Easy to say now but with BP in the bag that half shouldve been killed stone dead. #RugbyMastodaoine #ITAvIRE #GuinnessSixNations #ShoulderToShoulder
Join the discussion here folks. Starting with that anthem - they could've played Amhrán na bhFiann as well in that time if done right.
Anyway COME ON IRELAND
Well. That was amazing. Look at who we were missing. Look at who we were playing. Look how close that first half was. We grabbed control and never let it go. Doris off the charts yet again but it's all about the team effort, 1 to 23. Can't wait to watch this again.
Kickoff time. Here we go.
#IREvFRA #RugbyMastodaoine #RUGBY @rugby
Wales brought the storm after the break but we were able to weather it and get the BP. Have to be happy overall with that. HK worthy PotM, CM very involved in building the lead, Doris strong in the carry, Ryan with a crucial lineout steal. 5 match points perfect to bring home to greet the French next week. #WALvIRE #rugby #RugbyMastodaoine @rugby
Nothing to do with the individuals nor their provinces but I never like late changes to a 23.
That said, for this Irish squad it's actually a perfect test of the overall belief in the system. So bring it on.
What a 6mas eve! And credit to both sides some top notch sequences with and and without the ball throughout. Just thought our half backs had that bit more control and once we got over early errors we found our rhythm.
Now there's also a bonus clip on our YouTube channel including some interesting stats from @RugbyKino on Leinster's success with short tap n go penalties > https://youtu.be/xqA27P9vXfY
Just got the wrap pod published, as always we share first with the #RugbyMastodaoine > https://anchor.fm/harpinonrugby/episodes/215--Leinster-v-Cardiff-wrap-e1u6fa7
Topics include :
🏉 RFU tackle laws
🏉 Harry Byrne
🏉 Max Deegan
🏉 The Next Generation
🏉 Opposition too late
Got the scores that mattered in clinical fashion, Larmour, Baird, Ngatai impressed most, but all eyes will be on the injury report for Sexton's name. Connacht impressed in patches but never able to find enough of an edge.
#LEIvCON #URC #rugby #RugbyMastodaoine @rugby
Interesting first half, Leinster look hungry but lineout levelling things up and Connacht centres doing really well up the middle so a good bit of work still to be done.
#LEIvCON #URC #rugby #RugbyMastodaoine @rugby
Our weekly 🏉 ➕ 📺 graphic, full list available on harpinonrugby.com later today.